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Ally Bank 11-Month No Penalty CD Review: 2.25% APY for $25k+

Rates updated as of 11/20/18. Ally Bank raised the rate on their 11-month No Penalty CD. These have been an interesting new product in this rising rate environment. If you have older No-Penalty CDs, you may want to take advantage of this higher … [Read the rest]

Bonds For The Long Run? Long-Term Bonds vs. Stock Returns (1823-2013)

When it comes to news, the headline "man bites dog" will get people's attention, not "dog bites man". Similarly, a new research paper that questions the idea of "Stocks for the Long Run" will create headlines like the WSJ article Sometimes, It’s … [Read the rest]

AirBnB Free Temporary Housing for California Wildfire Evacuees

This is a reminder that AirBnB has a special disaster relief program that helps connect those in need of temporary housing with generous hosts that are willing to open their homes free of charge to evacuees or relief workers. You can open your … [Read the rest]

Southwest Companion Pass via Chase Southwest Credit Card Bonuses (Now 60,000 Points Each)

Updated Southwest card info to add +20,000 point offer. Southwest Airlines offers a unique feature called the Companion Pass, which lets you pick one person to fly with free when you book your own paid and/or award flights. If you either fly 100 … [Read the rest]

Capital One Spark Cash for Business: $2,000 Bonus Cash Limited-Time Offer

Limited-time offer. The Capital One Spark Cash for Business is a rewards business card offering a big early spend bonus offer in addition to ongoing 2% cash back rewards. They've just added a limited-time offer for businesses with sizable … [Read the rest]

Real Estate Crowdfunding: Realtyshares Foreclosure Process Example 2018

Final update. I've invested in multiple real estate crowdfunding websites, including $2,000 into a single debt investment at RealtyShares. Unfortunately, this loan backed by a multifamily unit went into foreclosure and I outline what happened. … [Read the rest]

Morningstar Top 529 College Savings Plan Rankings 2018

Investment research firm Morningstar has released their annual 529 College Savings Plans analyst ratings for 2018. While the full research paper appears restricted to paid premium members, this is still useful as while there are currently over 60 … [Read the rest]

Sam’s Club 1-Day Sale 11/10 : $100 Face Value Gift Cards for $70 + Groupon Membership Deal

Sam's Club is having a one-day sale on Saturday, November 10th. There are the usual discounts on huge TVs and the latest Apple products, but what caught my eye was that all of the "Extreme Value" gift cards that are usually $40 for $50 face value … [Read the rest]

Garden Savings Federal Credit Union: 4-Year CD at 4.08% APY

(Update: "Due to the tremendous success of our certificate promotion, we have concluded the special rates that were being offered as of the end of business on Friday, November 9th." Reader Ryan adds that as long as you started the application … [Read the rest]

Best Interest Rates on Cash – November 2018

Here's my monthly roundup of the best interest rates on cash for November 2018, roughly sorted from shortest to longest maturities. Check out my Ultimate Rate-Chaser Calculator to get an idea of how much extra interest you'd earn if you are moving … [Read the rest]

Gold Delta SkyMiles American Express – 60,000 Miles Referral Offer ($600 in Delta Airfare)

The Gold Delta SkyMiles American Express Credit Card has a limited-time offer if you are referred. It's a lot better than the standard offer, but it ends very soon on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018. Highlights: 60,000 bonus Skymiles after … [Read the rest]

Voyager Crypto Trading App: $25 Free Bitcoin Each For New Users and Referrals

Voyager is a new trading app that intends to offer commission-free trading of least fifteen different cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). It hopes to differentiate its service by offering more access to different exchanges … [Read the rest]